PREEMIE UPDATE: Novali Reichard

In our December edition of our Preemie Family newsletter we learned about Novali Reichard, who was born at 32 weeks and 3 days, weighed in at 3 lbs 4.6 oz. spent 28 days in the NICU before coming home.   Read more in an update by her mother, Aubrey.

by Aubrey, Novali’s Mother

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Nova is now 17lbs 2ozs and doing well! She is 1 year, 2 months old, and walking with assistance. The experience of having a preemie has taught me that sometimes things don’t go as planned, but that sometimes we can’t plan for the best things in our life. Nova was 100% planned, but her arrival wasn’t how I wanted it. I love my daughter so very much, I love everything about her, but it was so hard while she was in the hospital. I think that made us closer as a family. I have friends in the preemie world that I have such a deep connection to, and only they can understand how I felt then, and sometimes how I feel now. This experience taught me to live in the moment, and be thankful for the things, people, and experiences that I have!

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Photo Credits: Aubrey Ruiz

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